Dover, DE – Moments of Joy is victorious in the Mares Select Pace at Dover Downs on Wednesday (Jan.13) night. Moments of Joy benefitted from a textbook, perfect drive by Victor Kirby.
Moments Of Joy and My Last Bet left alertly for early race position at the quarter. My Last Bet and Montrell Teague Jr. rushed back to the top as Moments Of Joy accepted the pocket. My Last Bet, broke the beam, at the quarter in :26.4. She continued on the lead to the half in :55.3.
Edge Of Eternity moved first over, past the half and pressured My Last Bet through the three quarters in 1:23.4. They matched strides pacing that quarter in :28.1.
In the stretch, Victor Kirby and Moments Of Joy saved every inch of ground on the rail, and won by three quarters of length in 1:52.4. Moments of Joy returned $9.00 for the win. Moments Of Joy (Western Terror) is owned and trained by Bryan Truitt.
Edge Of Eternity, eventually, wore down pacesetter My Last Bet and finished second for trainer Chuck Crissman Jr. and driver Corey Callahan. Scuola Hanover driven by Art Stafford Jr. finished a fast closing third for trainer Andrew Stafford.
Racing continues on Thursday as Soho Burning Love A, takes on the boys, in the 12th race Open Pace. Post Time at Dover Downs is 4:30 p.m.